My current book project, Revolutionary Nonviolence: Freedom and Disobedience in Twentieth-Century America, examines the practices of freedom and experiments with nonviolence pursued by mid-century activists in the civil rights, anti-war, and women's liberation movements, and their lessons for contemporary debates concerning civil disobedience and democratic citizenship. Below are a selection of related working papers and recent talks. Some working papers can be made available upon request.  

Student takeover of Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University (1969)

Student takeover of Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University (1969)

 



News

  • Recent media commentary: in "Is America Descending into Political Violence Again? I Asked Twelve Experts" at Vox; panel discussion, "Is America on the Verge of a Second Civil War?" at The Current on CBC Radio 1.
  • My essay on the political philosophy of Steve Bannon now available at Jacobin, with further discussion on the topic at The New York Times.
  • The first review of Damn Great Empires! is in at Contemporary Political Theory

Recent and Upcoming Talks